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Thread: The Upper Wye Hills 3-day backpack

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    A circuit of the hills of the upper Wye Valley between the Pumlumon range and the Elan Valley, taking in a total of nine new 500m tops.

    On the south west side of the Wye Valley, a line of hills stretches from Moelfryn near Rhayader to Llechwedd Llwyd above the confluence of the Wye and the Afon Tarrenig. This trip traverses most of the chain and crosses to the north eastern side of the Wye to visit the two hills bordering the Hafren Forest. The outward leg follows line of the Wye Valley Walk as it traverses the hill country south of Llangurig to Dernol and the return uses forest trails and the path along the Afon Bidno valley.

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    Um yes.

    Bog /tussocks one thing (although anything thats still boggy this year.....) but forestry commission/motor sports testing perhaps rather more of a disincentive

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    Definitely too much forestry influence in that area north of the Elan Valley, though still largely enjoyable walking if you omit the tangled summits. The tracks in the motorsports area are also pleasant walking if you get there early with nobody about, as I did.

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